Sealed Air Among Top Companies on CDP’s 2014 S&P 500 Climate Change Report
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ – 23 September 2014 – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced that its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the risks of potential climate change have been recognised by the CDP, the world’s only global environmental disclosure system. According to this years’ CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014, which presents new analysis linking S&P 500 industry leaders with financial outperformance, Sealed Air, was one of 63 companies on the S&P 500 to achieve a position in CDP’s S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI).
“It is an honour to be recognised for not only our efforts to reduce our own carbon footprint but also for the solutions we bring to market that help our customers to do the same and thrive in a sustainable economy,” said Jerome A. Peribere, President & CEO, Sealed Air.
An integral part of Sealed Air’s sustainability strategy is focused on greenhouse gas reduction and reducing operating costs and risk, and generating value through solutions that reduce waste, conserve energy and water and optimise the use of raw materials for its customers.
Company disclosures to CDP are scored on a scale of 100 for completeness and data quality. High scores indicate that companies provided robust climate data and conveyed a strong understanding of corporate climate-related issues. The companies in the top 10% for disclosure scores are awarded a position on the CDLI. CDP disclosure scores are provided to investors and other decision-makers through various channels, including Bloomberg terminals, to help them assess corporate preparedness for changing market demands and emissions regulations.
In addition to this years’ CDLI, Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division was recognised this year by the World Wildlife Fund for exceeding its Climate Savers commitment and lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 49% between 2003 and 2013. For more information on Sealed Air’s sustainability commitments, download our “sustainability approach” at http://www.sealedair.com/sustainability.
About Sealed Air
Sealed Air Corporation creates a world that feels, tastes and works better. In 2013, the Company generated revenue of approximately $7.7 billion by helping our customers achieve their sustainability goals in the face of today’s biggest social and environmental challenges. Our portfolio of widely recognised brands, including Cryovac® food packaging solutions, Bubble Wrap® cushioning, and DiverseyTM cleaning and hygiene solutions, ensures a safer and less wasteful food supply chain, protects valuable goods as they are shipped around the world and improves health through clean environments. Sealed Air has approximately 25,000 employees who serve customers in 175 countries. To find out more, visit www.sealedair.com.
CDP is an international, not-for-profit organisation that provides the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 767 institutional investors with assets of US$92 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.
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